Introduction

This will show you how to disassemble the controller and remove the charging port for replacement

Unscrew the four 6.5mm screws, using a Phillips-Head screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the four 6.5mm screws, using a Phillips-Head screwdriver.

  • Pry the two halves of the shell apart using a plastic opening tool.

  • Be careful, as there will be a ribbon connecting the inner workings of the controller. It will not separate into two parts just by pulling apart the shell.

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Pull the ribbon cable out of the motherboard port to fully separate the two halves, using a pair of tweezers.
  • Pull the ribbon cable out of the motherboard port to fully separate the two halves, using a pair of tweezers.

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  • Pull the ribbon cable from the charge port, using a set of tweezers.

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  • Grip the right hand corner of the opaque white piece with a pair of tweezers, and pull it upwards to remove it.

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  • Lift the clear plastic piece up by its right hand corner.

  • Pull it to the right to remove the bottom left hand corner from the groove.

  • Remove the clear plastic piece. It pushes in easily.

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  • Peel off the black sticker on the charge port, using a pair of tweezers.

  • Unscrew the 4.50mm screw in the center of the port chip, using a Phillips-Head screwdriver.

  • Pull the charging port out with a pair of tweezers.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Came in handy, since it’s hard enough to fix a JDM-030. Thanks!

Sunset Shimmer - Reply

Just did this on my JDM-030 (3rd generation DS4) as well. I would point out that the charge port for the JDM-030 (JDS-030?) looks slightly different and has more of a T-shape than the JDS-040, but aside from that, the instructions are functionally the same.

I will lastly add that having good tweezers is a must: the tweezers my jeweler’s drivers came with were crap and I had to go to the store to buy another pair. Make sure your equipment is solid before assembly.

Rob Barba - Reply

Can The JDS 040 work in a controller that uses the JDS 030?

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